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The Proof is in the Pudding. August 28, 2009

Filed under: FO,knitting — Emily @ 8:04 pm

I finished some socks!


Pattern: Blackrose Socks (Rav)
Yarn: Yarn Pirate Merino/Tencel in Dogwood (aka, the cursed yarn)
Needles: US 0 (2.00mm) Bamboo DPNs
Started: There’s a long story, but sometime in July I started this particular pattern
Finished: August 19th, 2009
Mods: Well, I only printed out the page with the CO numbers and the lace chart, so I just winged the rest of the pattern. I did a short row heel (gasp! Don’t die of shock on me here!) and a wedge toe.


I was going crazy with this yarn. I first started a Monkey at the end of April (doctor’s visits pre-gallbladder surgery), but it was doing that spirally thing that I personally don’t like in Monkeys. So I ripped and started a 60st stockinette sock, but stockinette wasn’t really what I was wanting to do at that time. So I ripped again and started the Mad Color Weave pattern (during my trip to Chicagoland in May.)


That one looked great. It just didn’t fit. So I ripped again.


I was so pissed with myself and this yarn that I found the first pattern that I vaguely wanted to knit and cast on. And so it did that swirly thing, but since most of this pattern is stockinette it’s OK, and then there’s a little biasing with the lace. The lace isn’t terribly visible, but that’s OK too, because I managed to arse it up in one spot, and I just didn’t care to rip back to fix it.


(Oh yeah, I took a totally screwed up color picture of the short row heel, and since I took it you get to see it.)

Short row heel

But the yarn story doesn’t end here. Since i have small feet and I knit shorter cuffs, I had mucho yardage left over. So I knit some booties.

I think you can figure which pattern these are. (If you really don’t know, just ask and I’ll answer.)

Tiny and adorable

Cute as a button

Up close and adorable

And I still have yards and yards left. So Pidge is getting some socks, but you don’t get pictures of those yet.


Still Here, Still Knitting August 18, 2009

Filed under: Sewing — Emily @ 2:50 pm

But no knitting to show you today.

Little Lovey Blanket for new niece

I have a new niece (as of almost a month ago, geez, where does the time go?  And technically, she’s my first niece as they already have 2 boys.) As I haven’t tested her parents for knitworthiness, she shall get a little blankie and possibly some knit booties.

Detail of fuzzy soft backside

Soft, fuzzy polyester backing.  (Blur on left caused by curious kitty.)

The blankie is more of a lovie size – not so much for warmth as for cuddles.  It’ll make a good doll blanket one day, though.


I constructed it pretty much the same way as I did that taggie blanket long long ago, but only added one ribbon loop. I don’t really know why, but I like it that way.

Expect a new pair of socks within the week.  I have beat the Dogwood curse!